Sunday of the Word


It was a happy coincidence that the audio edition of the New Testament and Psalms were published by the Daughters of St. Paul during the Pauline Family Biblical Year. The edition represents the first audio Bible in the Catholic Church in Madagascar. The three Pauline communities have sought the most fitting ways to highlight the Sunday of the Word in their own dioceses. In the three cities where they are present – Antananarivo, Fianarantsoa and Toamasina – they visited parishes to remind and encourage the faithful to nurture their love for reading and listening to the Word of God. Several radio programs featured continuous readings of biblical texts,  recitation of the prayer, and singing of the hymn for the Biblical Year, translated into Malagasy: “So that the Word of the Lord may speed forward” (2Th 3:1).